Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Betty Ford

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 4, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Betty Ford' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by David Kirchhoff. David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss daylilies are sold through: http://daylilyworld.com/

Betty Ford is an extra-early to early extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 2010, Honorable Mention: 2007, and ESB: 2008. It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 20 registered children: https://garden.org/plants/pare...

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Ford') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Ford')
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Feb 4, 2017 6:40 PM CST
Last year, with the latest freeze on record, it (along with many others) was subpar. However, it has multiplied well and has been well budded. Good flower substance.




Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Feb 4, 2017 8:28 PM CST

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I've had my plant for a few seasons and it has struggled for me a touch. Bloomed the year I planted them, but they did not do well at all the next season. Their fans (I have 6 fans of this) were very small and put on very little growth and they faded back very early. Has not bloomed in the last two years either but the fans have gotten much bigger and stronger. I think, providing there are no other issues, I'll see blooms on it again this coming season.
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Feb 5, 2017 10:15 PM CST
It has been rather weak so far here in zone 6b.

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